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Report: Colts Have Met Virtually with Auburn WR Anthony Schwartz in Anticipation of the NFL Draft

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According to The Draft Network’s Justin Melo, the Indianapolis Colts are among the pro teams that have met (will meet) virtually with Auburn wide receiver Anthony Schwartz in anticipation of the 2021 NFL Draft:

The 6’0”, 179 pound wide receiver recorded 54 receptions for 636 receiving yards (11.8 ypr. avg.) and 3 touchdown receptions during 10 games for the Tigers in 2020.

Schwartz was ranked #10 on The Athletic Bruce Feldman’s ‘2020 college football Freaks List’:

10. Anthony Schwartz, Auburn, wide receiver

Freakiest attribute: World-class speed

The fastest man in college football. The 6-0, 180-pound junior has the track credentials to back it up, too. In 2017, he set a world youth record with a 10.15 100 meters in the Florida Relays, and he also won the Florida Class 2A 100m (10.07) and 200m (20.41) titles in record times. His ability to accelerate for such a length of time and distance wows coaches.

Schwartz is usually tied up with track competitions away from the football season, but he was able to train with the football strength and conditioning program for an extended time this off-season and has increased his vertical jump three inches. On the field, Schwartz has been a playmaker for the Tigers, catching 41 passes in 2019. He displayed his world-class wheels when he outran Texas A&M’s defense on a 57-yard touchdown rush on the opening drive of their road win. He averaged 10.7 yards per carry on 11 rushes last season, with two going for touchdowns.

Here’s what else they’re saying on Schwartz:

Schwartz was arguably the fastest player in college football this past season, and he recently claimed he could’ve bested former Cincinnati Bengals wideout John Ross’s record-breaking 4.22 forty time in 2017—had there been an NFL Combine this year.

The former track superstar has incredible speed and should be a tremendous deep threat to help stretch the field for his future NFL destination. He should also prove to be a dynamic weapon as it relates to wide receiver screens and reverses—as an NFL team takes advantage of getting the football in his hands (with those kind of wheels), being a threat to take it to the house at any point of a game.

Last season, the Colts offense was significantly hindered by the loss of 2nd-year wideout Parris Campbell to a season-ending injury—as it lacked elite speed and another field stretcher, beyond veteran T.Y. Hilton (who may have lost a half step of speed in his early 30’s) and suffered from extra attention in coverage.

There’s no secret too that new Colts quarterback Carson Wentz excels with receiving options that can go downfield and make a big play.

Schwartz has rare world-class speed and could be a fast, stretch the field wideout prospect for the Colts during ‘Day 3’ of the upcoming NFL Draft.